Emily Frank, OTD, MS, OTR, CHSE

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Higher Education Leadership
Neurological Rehabilitation
Population Health


Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Research Interests

Caregiver training
Health education and promotion
Somatic breathwork
Simulation in healthcare

Dr. Emily Frank is an Assistant Professor and certified healthcare simulation educator. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017 and is a dedicated clinician, faculty member and mentor who seeks to make a difference in the lives of her students and patients.

During her clinical career as occupational therapist, Dr. Frank has worked in a variety of adult physical disability rehabilitation settings and specializes in critical care and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Frank has held various academic leadership positions focused on curriculum design, interprofessional education initiatives, healthcare simulation and faculty development. Her research interests include corporate wellness, workplace health promotion, simulation in healthcare, caregiver support and training, and somatic breathwork.